Art on the Farm
For the first time, we are very excited to offer camping on our farm during the weekends of May. This will be part of the wonderful Art in Ditchling trail.
Art on the Farm, Food and Drink
The Ditchling Art Trail is a wonderful event that takes you around the village of Ditchling, visiting the incredible Artists that reside here.
The village really does come alive during this unique and brilliantly unusual event, with many of the artists exhibiting in their own homes. You can meet the incredible artists face to face, and spend some time talking to them about their work and inspirations- a perfect thing to take part in during your stay with us.
‘Art on the Farm’ is our very own exhibit, which we are incredibly excited about. Not only will we have a local school exhibiting in our Old Chook Shed, but our venue will be interactive. This means that every child who camps with us will be given a free canvas to draw a picture on. This will then be put on the walls of our Old Chook Shed and become part of the art trail. We would love people to take inspiration from anywhere on the farm as well as the wonderful nature that surrounds us.
However, it is not all about the art! On both the Saturday and Sunday of your stay, we will welcome a different street food van so that you can grab yourselves some delicious lunch. Our Mac Shack bar will be open serving you locally produced gin, fizz, ales and cider as well as a range of other alcoholic, soft and hot drinks. We will also welcome some local musicians for you to listen to whilst you tuck in.
Deano’s Snake Shack will be also be open, offering activities and a chance to meet his incredible array of reptiles (please note that there will be an additional charge for this activity that goes towards the care of these animals).
Please note that the May, Art on the Farm camping experience is slightly different to a regular camping weekend here on the farm. The Mac Shack will not be open on Friday and Saturday evenings, but during Saturday and Sunday daytime instead.
We can’t wait to be a part of this special art trail and look forward to seeing you all soon for a fun filled stay.
Love The Macs x
Camping with us in May
Your stay will be in Little Owl Field. This is named after the little owls that live at the bottom part of the farm.
The field has 30 pitches and is a beautiful space surrounded by grass and trees. It is perfect for anyone who is looking for a relaxed feel and ideal for groups of families and friends who want to get away together.
There are plenty of fire pits dotted for you to use. Whether you use it to cook your fresh eggs in the morning, toast your marshmallows at night or just use it to keep warm with your family as the sun goes down- you just can’t beat it.
Little Owl Field is completely car free. Campers use our unloading area to pile their bits and bobs into one of our wheelbarrows before taking it over to their pitch. This makes our camping fields safe for kids (and adults) to run until their heart is content. It also keeps the fields looking beautiful.
We have covered space in the form of one of old chicken sheds, so that you can shelter from the rain (or sun) with your family and friends. It is equipped with tables and chairs for you to use. Please note that this is where our Art on the Farm event will be taking place.
We have built a beautiful, toilet and shower block with washing up facilities and a small fridge in our old stable block for you to use during your stay.
Little Owl Field At A Glance
Art on the Farm
Become part of the famous Art in Ditchling Trail! We will provide every child who camps with us with a canvas to draw a picture that will then take pride of place in our Old Chook Shed. We will have a different street diner on the Saturday and Sunday of your stay to serve you up some delicious lunch. The Mac Shack will be open, with delicious locally produced gin, ales, fizz and cider as well as a selection of other soft, alcoholic and soft drinks.
Toilets, Showers and Washing Up
We have 4 toilets, 4 showers, 3 washing up sinks and a small communal fridge for you to use throughout your stay. These have been built by Danny and Deano Mac and are beautifully integrated into our old stable block
The Old Chook Shed
Until recently, this was one of our working chicken sheds.Today it is for you to use as covered space to hide from either the rain (boo!) or the sun (yay!). It is equipped with tables, chairs, sofas, lighting and a reading corner.
Little Owl Field has 30 Pitches. A pitch is for up to four people. Up to two extra campers can be added at the time of booking. Pitches are not allocated, so you can create your own area with your friends and family.
Car Free Camping
Our campsite is completely car free. We love this as it keeps our beloved wildlife and campers completely safe. When you arrive just pile all of your bits and bobs into one of our wheelbarrows and take it over to your pitch.
There are plenty of fire pits dotted around the field for you to gather around with your family and friends. You can use them to toast your marshmallows on and keep warm into the evening